2007 Toyota Avalon Page 1

Toyota’s full-size Avalon returns for 2007 with minor trim and other changes. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine that utilizes Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and a dual-stage variable intake manifold is standard; it generates 268 horsepower, making it Toyota’s most powerful V-6 ever. It drives the front wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission with a sequential shift function that allows the driver to shift gears manually. A six-speed automatic may become available later in 2007, according to preliminary reports, but we could not confirm this at the time of this writing. The XL, XLS, Limited, and Touring versions of the Avalon are available. The luxury-trimmed Limited features in-glass LED turn signals and LED puddle lamps, while the enthusiast-oriented Touring model features a more firmly tuned suspension for added handling prowess. A new tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all trim levels. Head/curtain airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, and available Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control with Brake Assist are standard. Major options include a DVD-based navigation system, 360-watt JBL premium audio system, Dynamic Cruise Control, heated and ventilated seats, and a remote starter function.


2005 Toyota Avalon